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On The Air
Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 19930205
The outspoken poet and black activist talks about using poetry "to save lives.\" She also reads her own poems, including some set in Nicaragua. Jordan says poetry is now more inclusive and that she is fighting for all oppressed people.
Naomi Shihab Nye
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...